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to help make the pitch to raise $3.1 billion over the next five years, but the corner torn has a tax cut and tack hike. the governor would scrap the gas tax and hike the state sales stacks, 5 cents to 5.8 cents, but mcdonald's plan has competition, including proposals from some gop lawmakers from northern virginia, and senate democrats, angry about a surprise redistricting bid by the gop counterpart have threatened to block the governor's plan. >> unlike the bills, we have the support of the community and the business leaders. that's why i think we have a shot of passing. >> reporter: fairfax county chamber of commerce has put its support behind the governor. >> there's a crisis in funding for transportation initiatives in northern virginia and across the state. >> reporter: the case was strengthened by showing 2:1 support among virginians in a recent survie, 63 percent favored the are the support it. we also found a majority of drivers like the idea of trading the gas tax for a slightly higher sales tax. >> we're already paying enough in general for gas as it is. there's got to be a bet
. >> reporter: things can get much better when it comes to the district's finances in the future. tax revenue is expected to go up. some estimate as much as $200 million. in the newsroom matt ackland, fox 5 news. >>> d.c. officials turned down donald trump's request for a tax break. trump's organization will be required to pay millions of local property taxes to redevelop the old post office. trump and his daughter asked if the district would forego taxes to facilitate redevelopment, but the mayor and the council said no. >>> a major change to immigration laws in the works now and it has the thumbs up from both political parties. we'll break it down coming up next. >> also ahead a developing story overseas, the clues that could lead police to an american woman missing in turkey. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a major announcement on capitol hill today could reshape the debate on immigration. a group of bipartisan lawmakers have agreed on an immigration reform deal. the center piece, a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. fox 5's tom fitzgeral
as phillip was talking about, deal with the taxes. you've got to have tax reform in this country. that's probably the next step. >> it's easier to push the ball down the field. that's what we always do which is a shame. >> does it have to do with they don't think this is going to have a financial impact or financial markets? >> that's right. housing is moving. the stock market is at an all time high now. people are feeling better. what they think this might do is give stability to some of this. we'll see. >> could impact other people locally. big issue here locally. >>> obviously, immigration as well. something we've talked about. this is one of his big issues domestically. how delicate is this senate compromise they are talking about? how delicate is that? we've seen what happened with the fiscal cliff dealings and things come to a stand off. do we think we can get something done? >> it's delicate. but it's also encouraging. we have four democrats and four republicans who have come together. we have to deal with this right now. four years after not doing anything. but i agree. the key
of comments last week about the issue of a carbon tax. that is something that keeps coming up on capitol hill that perhaps a legislative solution to the climate change problem would help. explain what a carbon tax is. guest: a carbon tax is really the ultimate climate policy. it is what economists and the environmentalists say would be the policy that would make a fundamental change in the market and in the environment. it would put a price on carbon pollution. carbon pollution is the main source -- or green as gases -- are the main cause of climate change -- global warming. there are coal-fired power plants that are allowed to emit carbon pollution and they do not pay. the idea is that if carbon polluters were to have to start paying, it raises the price of fossil fuel and raise the price of these polluting sources of energy and that will fundamentally drive the market toward cleaner, low pollution energies. it is also politically controversial. pricing carbon pollution means raising the price of electricity, gasoline, all the funds and always which we drive our economy. i think it would be
on this that will be posted later today. if you look back at ronald reagan, the conservative icon right? he raised taxes, seven out of eight years that he was president. he supported a ban on assault weapons. he supported and signed a bill creating amnesty for 3 million people who came here illegally. >> what a liberal. >> bill: if republicans -- ronald reagan could not get elected in the republican primary today and i just wish that -- not that i'm a great big fan of ronald reagan. but i wish republicans would just stop worshipping ronald reagan and start following him, start imitating him, and get that practical side to problem solving that ronald reagan did have. and he did support a ban on assault weapons, and in fact president obama quoted ronald reagan when he introduced his own gun-control measures. so immigration still probably going to happen before gun control, but the gun control battle has definitely joined after yesterday's hearing. bill joining us how are you? >> caller: hey, bill i just wanted to echo what ike said from charleston. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: and in
million llegal immigrants if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine and back taxes, and learn english. they would then get in line behind those who have already gone through the legal steps. the plan also calls for increased border security and a tougher visa process. despite the bipartisanship of the so-called gang of eight, there are still hurdles in the senate. in mccain's republican caucus some fear that the bill amounts to de facto amnesty. >> no one should expect the members of the senate are just going to rubber stamp what a group have met and decided. >> reporter: conservatives like fox news commentator sean hannity were strongly opposed to the 2007 immigration on the grounds it amounted to amnesty. this time talking to one of the republican authors of the plan hannity seemed more open to listen. >> it's the most thoughtful proposal that i have heard and you've explained it better than anybody but the devil will be in the details. >> i agree. >> and if they don't secure the border first there's no point. >> reporter: there's no guarantee that th
over substance. i have a hard time telling my constituents in taxes that -- in texas that congress is looking at passing a raft of new laws when the laws we currently have on the books are so not enforced. i think we need to do what we can to address the shortcomings in mental health care, as well as background checks mechanisms we used to screen out prohibited gun buyers. we need to ask what the years of the institutionalization of the mentally ill have done for the safety of the american public. we need to ask about people who are subjected to a court order to outpatient mental health treatment. tens of millions are falling to the cracks and surely, we can agree that more needs to be done to enforce existing gun law. the gun prosecutions are down across the board. mr. chairman, i hope we will have a follow-up hearing to ask administration witnesses to come before the panel and testify why agencies of government are not enforcing laws that congress has already passed. it is worth noting that five years ago, congress was asking the same questions we are asking right now. in 2008, t
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the growth of the middle class while republicans a protecting oil company subsidies. we protected tax cuts for middle class. while republicans are allowing big korcorporations to outsourc jobs overseas, we protect small business necessary this country and protected investments in college education. so, you know, house republicans -- and now this new ryan budget he's talking about doubles down on what they tried to do last year. they're now saying they will accelerate and intensify cuts to medicare beneficiaries. instead of joining democrats for real reform by negotiating, volume discounts on prescription drugs, they want to continue to accelerate and intensify a budget on the backs of seniors. i think that's fundamentally wrong. we're going to fight that. >> so i'm going to -- i'd like you to predict something because paul ryan says we're headed for a sequestration, the series of steep federal cuts to the defense department and to other government programs. he says it's going to happen. is it? >> well, it shouldn't happen. again, we're willing to compromise. we have already supported $1 tr
the tax credit that exists for consumers. it is important to keep a variety of options available for consumers. if we are going to meet the 2025 standards of 52.5 miles per gallon, it is going to take not just more hybrid vehicles, but it will also take continued improvement in the efficiency of the internal combustion engine, and companies are focused on that. when you walk around the auto show, they will have exhibits that show some of the things they're doing that make the traditional gasoline-powered engine even more efficient and increase gas mileage. host: next call from matt blunt, president of the american automotive policy council -- dug in syracuse, new york. caller: good morning. mr. blunt, i wonder if you could explain to the american taxpayer and consumer why the taxpayer bailout should not be totally paid back by the government, to the government, by the big three auto makers. guest: you know, the government has an ownership stake in general motors today. they have worked with the government, a general motors and the government have come to an agreement about the re
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